Raleigh, North Carolina — Raleigh police were investigating a Justice Union Court shooting, the fourth death from shooting in the City of Oaks this week.
A body was visible in a driveway along the street, which is part of the 540 West development between the Neuse River and Interstate 540 on the far east side of town.
Police said the man was a landscaper who worked in the subdivision, but they did not release his name.
Work in the area came to a standstill while police interrogated members of the construction crew.
Officers at the scene said a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. By the time they arrived, whoever fired the shots was gone.
Lieutenant Jason Borneo said police did not know if or how the victim and gunman knew each other, but there was no ongoing threat to the community.
“Part of the research is to determine what relationship they may or may not have had,” Borneo said.
Police have not released any additional information about the man, his condition or the circumstances of the shooting.
“Any loss of life in our community is a tragedy. We ask the community that anyone who thinks they have information — useful information — is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers,” Borneo said. That phone number is 919-834-4357.
yogesh Sharma, who moved into the area a few days ago, said: “It’s really scary. I’m more concerned now. I have small children, so I have to be more careful.”
Three shots and deaths in two incidents on July 5
On Tuesday afternoon, a 33-year-old man was shot at a gas station on New Bern Avenue and died in a hospital from his injuries. Two people – Thursday Trayvon Tarique Reams and Tia Asia Kemp – were arrested in connection with that crime.
That evening, a 27-year-old man and a 23-month-old child were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in north Raleigh, which witnesses described as an accident resulting from an argument between two men.
Natanael Ezequiel Baez, 22, was charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon that caused serious injuries. The child who was murdered, known by neighbors as Bubby, was his son.